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PS3 update v3.56 released; blocks unofficial firmware

Sony isn’t all about the NGP this morning; the company has also pushed out a new firmware update for the PS3. Described as a “minor update”, PS3 System Software v3.56 adds a security patch to the console but also reportedly blocks third-party firmware from being used.

Sony’s console has seen an embarrassing jailbreak by hacker Geohot and others, which resulted in a legal case to limit availability of the security-cracking tools. This firmware update appears to be the next stage in Sony’s damage control.

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